I'm a novice at using wordpress and I was helping my girl develop a new site in a subdirectory /v2/ of her site (keeping the old one alive until update is ready) and we were in the process of moving it into the root directory. The site is hosted by GoDaddy so the installation of wordpress and database management is through its interface.
We are using the Core template, if that makes any huge difference.
A friend forwarded instructions of migrating a wordpress site from one location to another and that had two options of either just exporting the wordpress XML or using a plugin to export the SQL database. When installing a default wordpress site at the root directory, and importing the xml failed, I went the SQL route and it seemed to work... but I think things actually got more screwed up.
When navigating to the site's route directory, things seemed to work okay... except when clicking links in the site, all sites went to the v2 subdirectory. Furthermore, attempting to log in took me on an infinite loop of taking me into another login screen. So no logging in. When I looked further into the issue I realized the instructions given to me did not cover moving sites within the same domain, thus the issues.
I decided to uninstall the root directory wordpress and start over from our v2 wordpress. After uninstalling from GoDaddy, the v2 subdirectory wordpress broke... seems to load yet is a skeleton of itself. Thankfully I backed everything up...
I'm at the point where I need to start completely over... question is... how? With the backed up files, how do I restore the site to the proper root directory? Do I recreate v2 subdirectory site then try to migrate over to root again? Or just restore at root directory and hope it doesn't go crazy looking for the v2 folder?
And what would be the safest way to do this?
I know it's kind of a messy situation, but any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!